Yo Ho Ho!! The Pirates are on their way!
On our bucket list for 2015 — catch the swashbuckling Treasure Island musical before the end of the year!
We were excited to have tea with The Little Company (TLC) to preview their upcoming play — Treasure Island musical. For starters, we were invited behind the scenes to watch the rehearsals of the actors. AND, there is a giveaway at the end of this post!
Peak Behind The Curtain Into The World of Treasure Island
The kids were told to be quiet during the rehearsal and they all obliged willingly with a few reminders from mom. This is such a cool experience because it allows the kids to see that the adults have to practice too. And it is a great opportunity for the kiddies to ask good appropriate questions to satisfy their curiosity.
If you have been to any of TLC’s previous plays like The Three Billy Goats Gruff, Goldilocks and The Three Bears, The Nightingale just to name a few, you will know that TLC has a reputation for producing top quality plays resplendent with beautiful costumes, great musical score, dedicated actors and actresses and thought-provoking props.
In addition, we love, love the interactive aspect of TLC’s plays which expands our imagination and engages our senses and participation throughout the play.
Having always seen the finished product of the play, it was great to be able to go behind the scenes to see what goes on BEFORE the performances hit the stage.
The actors and actresses were unfazed by the presence of moms (and dad) and kids squished to the side of the rehearsal room. And despite the paparazzi-like clicking and video-ing of cameras during the short visit, the performers took it in stride and carried on their rehearsals professionally.
They were that comfortable in their crafts and dedicated to putting on their best performances for their young audiences.
Treasure Island Musical is adapted from Robert Louis Stevenson’s popular novel of the same name. Treasure Island
And in true TLC style, Treasure Island promises you lots of action and adventure. The play also has a nice moral (another reason to love TLC’s productions) to teach kids about the importance of friendship, loyalty and trust.
I love that the protagonist of this play is a 13-year -old girl named Jim Hawkins who receives a treasure map from a kooky old seaman. The actress above plays the heroine. You’ll have to catch the play to find out what happens to her.
At the end the session, the friendly performers hi-five the kids.
Costumes and Props
But there was one more surprise in store for us. We were taken through the office to a room where the artistic staff was preparing the costumes and stage props.
This is a skull in progress. We cannot wait to see the result once it is completed.
Thank you TLC for having us. We are going to leave you with this short clip of the rehearsal we witnessed.
Treasure Island opens at the Singapore Repertory Theatre at the end of October. Get your tickets and go to the play on Saturday, 31st October in your best halloween costume. Happy Halloween!
|Date:||30th October to 13 December 2015|
|Showtime:||Weekdays (Mon – Fri): 10am
Tues (10 Nov): 11am
Weekends (Sat & Sun): 11am, 2.30pm
For season ticket information, please log on to SISTIC
|Venue:||DBS Arts Centre – Home of SRT (click link to access directions)
20 Merbau Road
Call 6348 5555 or log on to SISTIC
|Weekdays (Tue – Fri)
Standard: S$35, S$32
*Family Package of 4: S$119 for Cat 1 tickets
Weekends (Sat & Sun)
Standard: S$45, S$42
*Family Package of 4: S$153 for Cat 1 tickets
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